Generic Name - Zidovudine
Category - Antiviral medication
Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Generic for Retrovir* is indicated to fight infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),
the deadly cause of AIDS. Zidovudine (Generic for Retrovir*) may reduce the amount of HIV in the blood and increase the number of CD4 cells (T-cells) in
the blood. Zidovudine is usually used in combination with other drugs to treat the HIV virus.
Generic for Retrovir* Contraindications and Drug
Generic for Retrovir* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class
of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Retrovir* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the
following ailment conditions.
Recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy
There are a number of medications that interact
with Generic for Retrovir* It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Interferon alfa or beta
Sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim, SMX-TMP
Generic for Retrovir* Dosage
The following information
just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Retrovir*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Retrovir* for human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is 600 milligrams a day, divided into smaller doses (in combination with other HIV drugs).
Retrovir* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Retrovir* side Effects include changes in body appearance (weight gain around
waist and/or face), fever or chills, sore throat, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain and pain or difficulty swallowing.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Retrovir*
Generic for Retrovir* and Pregnancy
The effects of Generic for Retrovir* during pregnancy are under study. Use during pregnancy has been
shown to protect the developing baby from containing HIV. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
for Retrovir* and Breastfeeding
Since HIV can be passed on through breast milk to a nursing infant, do not breastfeed your baby.
Generic for Retrovir* and Pediatric
Generic for Retrovir* can cause serious side effects in any patient. Therefore, it is especially
important that you discuss with your child's doctor the good this medicine may do as well as the risks of using it. Your child must be carefully followed, and
Generic for Retrovir* and Geriatric
Generic for Retrovir* has not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it
is not known whether it causes different side effects or problems than it does in younger adults.
The above information
about Generic for Retrovir* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and
treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.